Path of gods

PATH OF GODS
Via degli Dei

Hills, woods, great panoramas and tasty typical cuisine

  • Price €: € 800,00 - € 650,00
  • Activity description: Path of Gods, Via degli Dei in Italian, is an ancient route connecting the cities of Bologna and Firenze through the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines

Path of Gods, Via degli Dei in Italian, is an ancient route connecting the cities of Bologna and Firenze through the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines as well as retracing parts of the ancient Flaminia Military Roman Road. This path is a mix between a walking trail and a real trekking.

 

MAIN FEATURES:

  • TREK AREA: Emilia Romagna, Tuscany
  • SEASON: Summer, Autumn, Spring
  • ACCOMODATION: B&B
  • DURATION (days): 6
  • HIKING DIFFICULTY: T2 - Mountain hike
  • PHYSICAL EFFORT:: Medium
  • MAX ALTITUDE (meters): : 1200
  • ELEVATION GAIN (meters): : 900
  • PEOPLE MIN.: 2
  • PEOPLE MAX:: 8
 

Each “Via degli dei” stage is rich in history, nature, culture, food and wine, four words that describe this marvellous country and most of the italian characteristic. We start from Bologna, we pass from San Luca sanctuary. We then descend along the Reno, and continue to reach the protected area of Monte Adone with its pliocenic fossils and its vegetation. The journey continues towards Monzuno and then to Madonna dei Fornelli with its wide views over the Apennines. Then we will have the opportunity to step on many stretches of the ancient Roman road: the Flaminia Military. Along the path we will have the chance to visit the largest German cemetery in Italy in which over thirty thousand German soldiers rest. Then we will reach the convent of Monte Senario and finally Fiesole and Florence where the arriving in Piazza della Signoria will be a great satisfaction and emotion. Along the path we will spend the night in B&B or little hostels. Our standard proposal is on b&bs and hostel, but for private group it is possible to search for comfortable or cheaper accommodation. The common line of all solutions will be the tasty local cusine. This, and lot’s more, is the Path of Gods. This trekking has a medium difficulty, but you need adaptive spirit and habit to carry a heavy backpack throughout the day

PATH OF GODS TREK IMAGE GALLERY

San LucaSan Luca sanctuary
Mount AdoneMount Adone
TrailAlong the wide path of gods trekking
FlorenceArriving in Florence

TREKKING DETAILS: HOW TO – DETAILS – WHAT TO BRING

Indicative schedule

INDICATIVE SCHEDULE

  • Day 0: It is suitable to arrive in Bologna the day before the trekking start for a little briefing and equipment check.
  • Day 1: From Bologna to Brento.
    This is the first stage where we will climb from plain to Bolognese hills at the feet of Monte Adone. We will pass by the scenic San Luca Sanctuary with its long porch, the longest in the world.
    Distance: 25 Km - Difficulty: medium – Altitude gain/loss: 800 m up 400 m down – walking hours: 6
    Accomodation: B&b, dinner in a little Locanda typical restaurant.
  • Day 2: From Brento to Madonna dei Fornelli
    The first beauty, or we should say God, is the Monte Adone climb which will impress with its rocks and panoramic views. We will descent from the marvellous peak to follow the main road that will lead us to Monzuno, where a short break for buying some good food is a “don’t miss”. We will then climb again to reach the top of the hills where a panoramic trail we will lead us to the little village of Madonna dei Fornelli in the heart of Bolognese Appenines.
    Distance: 25 Km - Difficulty: medium – Altitude gain/loss: 1000 m up 800 m down – walking hours: 7
    Accomodation: B&b, dinner in a little Locanda typical restaurant
  • Day 3: From Madonna dei Fornelli to Monte di Fo’.
    This is a pure trekking stretch, we will walk trought beautiful forests passing from Emilia to Tuscany, you will notice that the local dialect will change. We will reach some little hills top and we will enjoy wide praires and in the distance, the panorama over the highest moutains of Appennines close to Parma and Reggio Emilia. Before reaching Monte dei Fo, we will have the chance to visit the II World War German Cemetery in Passo della Futa.
    Distance: 20 Km - Difficulty: Medium - Altitude gain/loss: 800 m up + 800 m down – walking hours: 5
    Accomodation: B&b, dinner in a little Locanda typical restaurant
  • Day 4: From Monte di Fo’ to San Piero a Sieve.
    The first part is in a nice forest passing by the Osteria Bruciata Pass, with its legend, then after descendig we will reach Sant’Agata a cosy village in the middle of Mugello Apennines. From this small village we will walk along the road reaching the town of San Piero a Sieve.
    Distance: 22 Km - Difficulty: Medium - Altitude gain/loss: 600 m up + 1000 m down – walking hours: 6
    Accomodation: B&b, dinner in typical restaurants
  • Day 5: From San Piero a Sieve to Fiesole.
    In this strecht we will pass by the nice Castello del Trebbio, then after descendig to Tagliaferro we will climb to the hills where on the top of them is on sight the city of Florence in the distance. We will reach the Monte Senario convent, where a short visit is recommended. Then, with a long walk with little climb and descent we will reach the top of Poggio Pratone where the view toward Fiesole and Florence will be magnificent. From the top to Fiesole is a nice walk in the woods.
    Distance: 26 Km - Difficulty: Medium - Altitude gain/loss: 900 m up + 900 m down – walking hours: 7
    Accomodation: B&b, dinner in typical restaurants
  • Day 6: From Fiesole to Florence.
    This is the shortest stretch of our trekking, so that we can arrive in Florence within lunch our. First we climb the Monte Ceceri where we can admire Florence in a splendind and panoramic spot. From where Leonardo da Vinci is supposed to have tested its Flying Man machine! Then with a little street we will descent to Florence reaching Piazza della Signoria.
    Distance: 10 Km - Difficulty: Medium - Altitude gain/loss: 100 m up + 350 m down – walking hours: 3

OPTIONAL: It is possible to add two days for Bologna and Florence sightseeing tours. (extra costs)